Winona Police Department Thursday

1:11 p.m. — A Winona man reported that the rear window of his 2014 Jeep Cherokee had been smashed sometime after 10 a.m. at a residence on the 500 block of Center Street.

2:52 p.m. — Staff at St. Anne of Winona reported a theft of $15 from a man’s wallet on two occasions, one on July 7 or 8 and again on July 10.

4:07 p.m. — A Winona man reported a neon-green BMX bike, valued between $150 and $300, stolen from a spot nearby DJ Campus Floral on the 500 block of Huff Street.

6:11 p.m. — Marcel Nigel Coker, 41, Winona, was cited for theft by shoplifting after a Walmart employee reportedly saw him flee the store with a tote bag full of miscellaneous items and run into the woods near Little Caesar’s. Coker later brought officers to the place where he hid the bag, police said.

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10:24 p.m. — A Winona woman reported the theft of $3,500 from her purse after she had cleared the till at the China King Buffet, on the 1700 block of West Service Drive.


12:56 a.m. — Willie Terrell Chambers, 27, Winona, was arrested on suspicion of fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine, obstructing the legal process with force and fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle after officers stopped him for carrying an open bottle of Michelob Golden Light Beer. Chambers ran from the officer and pushed the officer away, police said. Once inside the squad car, officers located a small plastic bag with a white crystal-like substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.

12:56 a.m. — Derrik Deshawn Carpenter, 24, Winona, was cited for public consumption.

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Madeline Heim covers K-12 & higher education in Winona. A 2018 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she previously interned at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the suburban community arm of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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